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Dedicated Deacons

Dedicated Deacons

I would like to nominate Jason Shotton (Construction) for Dedicated Deacon recognition. Last week, on a Friday afternoon, a leaking pipe set off a fire alarm at ZSR Library. The leak was somewhere above our Rare Books Room and threatened to cause damage if not fixed. Jason is managing several construction projects at the library this summer, and although the problem was not related to the construction, or was not even in the same part of the building, Jason worked with Facilities to locate the problem and get it fixed, staying into the evening. We really appreciated his willingness to go above and beyond to make sure that none of our irreplaceable materials were in danger of being damaged. - from Susan Smith, Z. Smith Reynolds Library

Dedicated Deacons

In an ecosystem designed to advance thought and nurture intellect, physical infrastructure can easily be overlooked. The departments of Information Systems and Facilities & Campus Services fill their staffs with Dedicated Deacons that maintain our buildings, our landscapes, and our networks. Integrating all of our systems and our departments requires sophisticated logistics rarely appreciated because of the assumption that “they should just work.” Recognition and cheers to you, and thank you for your Atlas duties. – from John Track, Wake Forest Fellow, IS

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Thanks to Mary Gerardy, Mike Ford and Meghan Haenn for going above and beyond to be a resource for our students, particularly those in their first year. Each of them have been incredibly helpful to our Parent Programs office in connecting students to others on campus for advice and counsel. Through their good work, they have helped parents see how much we care for our students. – from Betsy Chapman, Associate Director, Parents Programs

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Thanks to Giz Womack, Craig Fansler, Susan Smith, Wanda Brown, Mary Beth Lock, Mary Scanlon, Carolyn McCallum, Barry Davis, Chris Burns, Linda Early, Travis Manning, Kristen Morgan, David Link, Tim Mitchell and Katherine Gill for their outstanding work during the A.R. Ammons Symposium. Read what each one did at the library’s Dedicated Deacon site. – from Lynn Sutton, Dean of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library

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Thanks to the entire Residence Life and Housing team for a wonderful week of training! I appreciate your dedication to renewing yourselves, refreshing your knowledge of all things Wake Forest, and working opening weekend to make our new and returning students feel welcome as they come to campus for spring term! – from Donna P. McGalliard, Dean of Residence Life and Housing

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Thank you to David Link for all you are doing to preserve the plants in the ZSR Library atrium, as well as adding new ones. It is such a treat to walk through the atrium and see these marvelous plants! See more ZSR Dedicated Deacons. – from Mary Reeves

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On behalf of the National Residence Hall Honorary Society (NRHH), Career Services has been named the ‘Office of the Month’ for November. Each month, NRHH chooses an organization which has demonstrated student-centered support, professionals whose work is dedicated to the mission and values of Wake Forest University, and services that have made a significant impact on students’ lives. – NRHH Demon Deacon Chapter

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Thank you to Rob Duryea (MBA ’12) for organizing the U.S. Marine Corps’ 235th birthday celebration in the Worrell Professional Center courtyard on Nov. 9. We are proud of our veteran students, faculty and staff. This was a great opportunity to learn about a Marine Corps tradition and say ‘thanks’ to those who have served. Watch the video. – from Sylvia Green

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Ashley Jones in Residence Life and Housing has been working very hard to create great opportunities for students. From an RA exchange trip to Canada, to healthy and fun events for all students, she is one of many staff members who help make Wake Forest an extraordinary place. — from Matt Imboden

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My hearty thanks to those of you that have worked and will work on Wake Forest’s Habitat for Humanity house. I am so appreciative of your service and commitment to our community. Read more. – from Nathan O. Hatch, University President